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Tag: Discoms

Want To Install Rooftop Solar Panels? Here’s Latest Advisory By Ministry

Bhubaneswar: No vendor has been authorised by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy for installing rooftop solar panels. The Grid-connected Rooftop Solar Scheme (Phase-II) is being implemented in State only by DISCOMs. The DISCOMs have empanelled vendors through bidding process and have decided rates for setting up a rooftop solar plant, the Ministry said […]

Congress Smells Corruption In TATA Power Deal, Demands Cancellation Of Contract

Bhubaneswar: Alleging widespread corruption in handing over operations of four power DISCOMs to TATA Power, senior Congress leader Pradeep Majhi on Wednesday demanded Odisha government to cancel the contract within 30 days and threatened to move to the court if the government fails to do so. Addressing a presser in Bhubaneswar, Majhi took the ruling […]

Power Tariff Hike
Govt Proposes Flexibility To DISCOMS To End Long Term Power Contracts

New Delhi: The Government has proposed to free both power producers and consumers from continuing with contracted obligation once the tenure of a power purchase agreement expires. The move is expected to provide flexibility to both procurers (mainly Discoms) and generators (power projects) to look for meaning contracts post expiry of a PPA, one where […]

COVID-19 Impact On Power Sector: Odisha Seeks Rs 5,000 Crore Loan From Centre

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government has reportedly sought a loan of Rs 5,000 crore over a period of two financial years from the Centre to deal with the losses incurred due to the COVID-19 lockdown. In a letter to the Union Power Minister, Odisha Energy Minister Dibya Shankar Mishra said that the crisis due to the virus […]

Odisha extends ESMA on power discoms

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has extended Essential Services Maintenance Act (ESMA) prohibiting strikes by employees in power utilities and establishments including GRIDCO, OPTCL, OHPC, OPGC, NESCO, WESCO & SOUTHCO by another 6 months. Meanwhile, President of Odisha Power Employees Union, Dhulai Sahoo said that if the government doesn’t clear the pending salaries of the workers, […]

Power tariff revision: OERC to hear petitions of discoms from Feb 5

Bhubaneswar: Various power generating and distribution companies (discoms) have once again approached the Odisha Electricity Regulatory Commission (OERC) seeking revision of electricity tariff and the hearings are scheduled to start from February 5. All the parties, including Grid Corporation of Odisha (GRIDCO), North Eastern Electricity Supply Company of Odisha Limited (NESCO) and Odisha Power Generation […]

Odisha asks officials to complete rural electrification by December 2017

Bhubaneswar: Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi today directed officials to expedite rural electrification works and achieve power connectivity to all villages by end of December 2017. Energy Secretary, Hemant Kumar Sharma in a Power distribution review meeting chaired by the Chief Secretary informed that a detailed project report (DPR) was prepared to electrify 3,474 un-electrified […]

Discom official arrested by Vigilance on graft charge

Bhubaneswar: An Assistant Manager of an electrical section in power distribution company WESCO was arrested by anti-corruption vigilance sleuths in Odisha’s Bargarh district today for allegedly accepting a bribe Rs 15,000 to provide connection to a poultry farm. Based on a complaint, a case was registered against Kunja Bihari Nayak, Assistant Manager and Khirod Behera, […]

Odisha aims to cut discoms’ T&D losses to 30%

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government today set a target of bringing down the Transmission & Distribution (T&D) losses of four distribution companies (discoms) to 30%. In a meeting chaired by the Chief Secretary a decision was taken to limit the T&D losses of Cesu, Wesco, Nesco and Southco at 30% by next year from the current […]

OERC to announce new power tariff by March 20

Bhubaneswar: Amid speculation about a power tariff hike in the State, the Odisha Electricity Regulatory Commission (OERC) will announce the tariff for the year 2016-17 by March 20. This was informed by officials who attended the meeting of the State Advisory Committee of OERC on Thursday. “The Commission will decide (about tariff hike) after taking […]

Opp demands judicial probe into Rs 480 cr bungling by discoms

Opposition BJP and Congress on Saturday demanded that a judicial commission must be constituted by the State government to probe alleged irregularities to the tune of Rs 480 crore by the power distribution companies (discoms) in the State